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Energy / Natural Gas Shortage / Alaska Pipeline #494198

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) FPC warns natural gas shortage may worsen next winter due to shrinking supplies. Alaska pipeline began carrying oil 2 days ago and today has 1st problem.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Warning system signals slight earth tremor and shuts down 1 pump on pipeline, but there's no tremor and pump is soon restarted. Officials say it's minor occurrence in smooth operation. [Alyeska president William DARCH - fee is so far, so good; no elation, but no disappointment in 1st step to getting oil to Valdez.] Line is unpatrolled and unfenced, accessible to public. preparations for repairs cited; welders are tested in Fairbanks for skill in repair. REPORTER: Don Oliver

Chancellor, John

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